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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi,

My mom has recently been diagnosed with IDC grade 2, invasive tumour in dermis and all first 8 lymph nodes tumour free with TNM: pT1, pN0, pMx. The tumour size is 0.8x0.7cm. The epidermis of skin is tumour free however tumour is identified in lower dermis. Tumour cells express E-Cadherins and are ER/PR positive and HER +2. The doctor has done Mastectomy and now advicing us that she would have radiation therapy for 4 weeks, may or may not with chemothrapy or 5 years medicine. I don't have any idea what to do as i can't understand why radiation is needed after mastectomy. If radiation is necesaary, what type is right for this kind of cancer (external or internal) and what dose is recommended? Further, why chemotherapy is needed in this case? Early suggestions would help.

Thank you.

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Doctor :  
let me read it.
User :   HI
User :   thanks for responding
User :   i have just 5 min
User :   if it disconnects ..u can email me ur answer at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :  
Yeah, but i need to read it too
User :   please take ur time
Doctor :  
chemotherapy helps in destruction of the abnormal cells
User :   doctor has done mastectomy
Doctor :  
which may be aggravating the disese
User :   then why it needs now
Doctor :  
Mastectomy was done do remove the destrctrd tissues
Doctor :  

Doctor :   chemo will help to further prevent it from spreading
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